Office Makeover + DIY Storage Boxes

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxesHappy Monday all! Today is a fun day because I finally get to reveal what I’ve been working on over here for the last month… my office makeover! If you’ve been a reader for a while, you might remember the office makeover I did last year. Almost immediately after hitting publish on that post, that space become one giant hot mess. I mean stuff was so all over the place that I sometimes found it hard to walk to my chair in the morning. Yikes.

After really evaluating what was happening, it came down to the fact that nothing had a designated place. Because I didn’t have storage for any of my craft supplies, I ended up just putting them wherever there was room (aka stuffed in the closet), which as you can image, is not a great system for staying organized.

So, I teamed up with Snapfish to get my office into shape! Not only are the steps I took totally diy-able, but they’re affordable and super easy. Let’s get to it:

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxesFor smaller and frequently used items, like scissors and paint brushes, I used mason jars and a simple shelf from Ikea. This way, everything is in eye sight and easily grab-able.

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxesRemember that mousepad?! If not, you can grab the diy right here.

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxes

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxesTo make the room feel larger, I swapped out the partially painted wall for floral wallpaper. Another way I organized my space was by making these colorful storage boxes. The DIY is easy peasy:  Continue reading…

Behind the Scenes: Bedroom Makeover

Behind the Scenes: Bedroom MakeoverI’ve been working on fixing up our bedroom lately and wanted to share a little bit of the behind the scenes today. The current task: finding a bed side table. I want it to be unique (and affordable), so I’m going the diy route. And while I’m no furniture builder, there are a few amazing tutorials out that that look easy enough!

Behind the Scenes: Bedroom MakeoverAfter snapping a few pictures of the space with my new Intel Tablet, I went directly to Pinterest to start looking for ideas. The best part about using a tablet as a tool is that I was able to get an idea of my space, browse for ideas, and order all my supplies from the space place. The Intel Tablet RealSense technology also allows you to measure distances on photographs, so I didn’t even have to bust out my tape measurer in order to determine what size the table needed to be.  I basically just took a picture and the camera measured the distance between my bed an the window. Seriously, how cool is that?!

After browsing a bunch of DIYs, and a few cake recipes here and there, I found that these seven projects were were totally do-able and right up my alley:

7 Must-Try Side Table DIYS

1. Mid Century Side Table by Sugar & Cloth

2. Wire Basket Side Table by Oleander and Palm

3. Copper Pipe and Wood Slice Table by Fall For DIY

4. Wood Slab Table by Emily Henderson

5. Crate Table by Dwell Beautiful

6. Ikea Side Table Hack by Style Me Pretty

7. Tree Stump Table by Martha Stewart


Which one is your favorite? I’ll be revealing the one I made next week, so be sure to come back and see!

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Office Makeover: Before

Office Makeover, The Crafted LifeThat’s right folks, I’m back with another week of makeover posts! Since our garage is done, it’s time to move into the house and fix up the room that gets the most use: my office.

Office Makeover, The Crafted LifeWhen we lived in SF my desk was directly next to our bed, which was really not ideal for working at home. Having this new dedicated work space is a HUGE improvement and I really wanted to make it my own. The start is certainly not as bad at my garage was, but it still wasn’t me. Continue reading…